Admission open for M.A in Applied Economics from CDS Thiruvananthapuram

Admission open for M.A in Applied Economics from CDS Thiruvananthapuram

Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Thiruvananthapuram offers applications for admission to M.A in Applied Economics, for the academic session 2016.

MA (Applied Economics):

MA (Applied Economics) in CDS is a unique Master's Programme in Economics that aims is providing training in theory, tools and methods for applied economic analysis, specially focus on issues of economic development.

Admission criteria:

Admission is based on an Entrance test conducted at different cities Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata & Thiruvananthapuram.

The degree is awarded by Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.


Candidates must have passed bachelor's degree with minimum 50% of marks from any recognised universities.

Entrance test:

Exam will contain analytical ability and aptitude. Candidates  can be prepare for Entrance exam from undergraduate course content of a standard Economics programme taught at the B.A level. Knowledge of current national and international economic issues is important.

An illustrative list of areas to be covered, especially for the benefit of candidates without an undergraduate degree in Economics.

How to apply:

Candidates can also download application form and prospectus from the official website of Centre for Development Studies. The filled application form, along with demand draft of Rs. 200/- drawn in favour of "Centre for Development Studies", payable at Thiruvananthapuram, should be submitted to the institute office.

Important dates:

Last date for submission of application form: 21st April 2016.

Entrance exam date: 25th May 2016.

Address for communication:

Academic Programme Office,

Centre for Development Studies,

Ulloor, Medical College (P.O),

Thiruvananthapuram - 695011.

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